The next level of the asphalt surf.
Made in Germany
For quality and sustainability reasons Mellow is developed, tested and produced in Germany.
If you have any questions or need help, feel free to contact us anytime.
2 year Warranty
We have gone the extra mile so you can ride Mellow for many seasons to come.
Mellow is the first ever drive system for skateboards that can be mounted under any deck. Just unscrew your rear truck and replace it with the Mellow Drive – simple as that.
- •Quality product „Made in Germany“
- •Weight incl. battery 3,9 kg (8.6 lbs)
- •Size 366 x 174 x 59 mm (14 x 7 x 2.5 inches)
- •Two in-wheel motors
- •Torque 1,7 Nm each
- •Topspeed 40 km/h
- •Maximum Grade 20%
- •Water and dust proof (IP65)
- •Freewheeling when you push
- •Exchangeable wheels
- •Solid magnesium singleframe
- •Standard 6-hole, 180mm truck
- •Click-in mechanism for the battery
The Battery Pack
Quality lithium ion cells from the Tesla supplier with a Battery Management System (BMS) that protects them from overheating, deep discharge and too high currents.
- •Range 12km - 15km (7,5 miles-10miles)
- •Charge 3,5hrs
- •Fast Charge 45min
- •Full charge cycles 1.000
- •Weight 1000g
- •Energy 99Wh
- •Swappable via click-in mechanism
- •Certified for airtravel
- •Water and dust proof (IP65)
- •Powerbank with USB port
The Mellow Remote
The custom-built Mellow slide control gives you perfect control over throttle and brake.
- •One button device
- •Switch between 4 riding modes
- •LED displaying state of charge
- •Vibrating alert before discharge
- •Rubber coated for better grip
- •Safety wrist strap
- •Encrypted bluetooth connection
- •Size 110 x 36 x 23 mm (4.5 x 1.5 x 1 inches)
Mellow has a dual braking system that #1 regenerates your battery and #2 still works when you are fully charged. Whereas most of the existing rides switch their brakes off at that point.
The Mellow App
- •Available for iOS and Android
- •Monitor your data charge, range, speed and distance
- •Switch between 4 riding modes
- •Access to the Mellow community
Mellow is a state-of-the-art product, developed, tested and produced in Germany. We want you to enjoy the Endless Ride for many seasons to come. That’s why we will always go the extra mile to deliver you the best quality possible.
- •2 year warranty for the drive system and the remote
- •1 year warranty for the battery pack
- •Mellow Drive
- •Battery Pack
- •Mellow Remote
What, when and why?
1. Can I push my board in case I run out of battery out there?
Yes, you can! We have gone the extra mile and used up the entire, motor developers trick bag to reduce friction and drag within the motor to a level, where you can’t notice the difference to a normal longboard wheel anymore.
2. What is the difference between the four riding modes?
Rookie Ride: smooth acceleration, top speed 10 km/h Eco Ride: swifter acceleration, top speed 30 km/h Pro Ride: strong acceleration, top speed 40 km/h Endless Ride: you push and the motor keeps the pace for a while like a cruise control, top speed – whatever you can push
3. What does 15 km battery range mean in real life?
As with all vehicles, the use of energy is completely determined by the behavior of the rider. Just like your car uses more petrol in stop and go traffic than on the highway, an electric vehicle will show the same effects. This is always due to the large amounts of energy needed for acceleration. The endless ride mode is ment to minimize acceleration time for the Mellow Drive and therefor extends the range. We are quite certain that you will be able to go over 15km if you consequently use the endless ride mode. Opposite to that you will end up below 15km with lots of stop and go traffic. The best range is achieved when you accelerate very smoothly and drive at a constant speed of about 30km/h. And in the case you just love the thrill of accelerating with you Mellow Board then just get a second battery and go nuts! :-)
4. Does Mellow have a reverse gear?
5. Does Mellow also fit under a penny board?
6. Does Mellow also work on very flexible boards?
We mounted Mellow on pretty much any board already and never had any problems.
7. Can I also split the Mellow 4×4 and use it on two different boards?
Yes, this is one of the big advantages of the 4×4 setup. You can synch and unsynch the two Mellow Drives via the app and also use them on two seperate boards. All you need is a second remote.
8. How does the 4×4 setup effect the speed and range of my board?
The top speed of a 4×4 setup is the same as of the single drive, that’s a physical law. But it comes with a crazy acceleration. The range on the other hand theoretically doubles. But this obviously depends on how you ride your board.
9. Does the fast charger shorten the battery life?
The fast charger that we offer is a european make, that has some safety features built in that will prevent any damage on your battery.
10. What if I have a technical problem with my Mellow Drive?
We are doing everything in the first place to prevent this from happening. In case you are still faced with a technical problem, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or via the Mellow App. We will then help you to fix it as quick and easy as possible, so you can get back on board.
1. Can I ride with the Mellow Drive in bad/wet weather?
For the Mellow Drive we are applying automotive standards (IP65) in terms of sealing the components against water and dust as well as for vibrations and shocks. The system will be 100% dust proof and proof against hard jets of water. This means you will be able to ride it in the worst weather and hit puddles without any problems. The battery is sealed and the connector is standard IP 67 meaning you could immerse it (the battery!) into water completely and it will still be working just fine. The housing of the electronics is sealed as well and so are all connectors used in the Mellow Drive.
2. Why is a Dual Braking System so important?
First of all it means a lot more safety for you! With its Dual Braking System Mellow not only has a regenerative brake that refreshes your battery with every braking manoeuver. It also has a second braking resistor that kicks in once your battery is fully loaded. If it wouldn’t have that, the brake would simply switch off at that point. And that’s what a lot of other e-boards actually do. We felt like this is a huge lack of safety, especially if you want to also enjoy rides with longer downhill sections.
3. What happens to my board, if I happen to fall off at full speed?
First of all, please wear a helmet, when you do that ;) The electronics of Mellow will notice if the rider is standing on the board or not. If you are leaving the board at a reasonable speed the electronics will brake it down automatically so it won’t shoot around like a new years rocket out of control.
4. What is the maximum weight a Mellow rider should not overshoot?
This obviously also depends on the board and the flex of the board you are riding. If your Mellow Drive underneath the board scratches the ground, you know you are too heavy or you need a board with less flex. We had tall guys with 120 kilos riding a Mellow Board, no problem. If you have some heavy bones the 4x4 setup definitely comes in handy to get a better performance and acceleration.
5. Can I carry the Mellow Drive as hand luggage on an airplane?
Our batteries have under 100Wh of energy and all necessary certifications (such as TÜV, CE, UN, UL, FCC). We recommend that you remove your Battery Pack from your Mellow Drive before arriving at the airport. Now you can check-in the Drive and take up to 3 Battery Packs in your cabin luggage.
6. Can I ride Mellow on the street/bike lane?
In October 2015 California passed a law that allows you to ride your electric board anywhere where you can ride a bike. We truly believe this is just the beginning and the rest of the world will follow, it’s just a matter of time. Right now, it’s still sort of a legal limbo. That's why we sell Mellow as sports equipment. Where you ride it and what you do with it is your responsibility.
7. What about warranty?
The Mellow Drive comes with a solid 2 year warranty. The battery has a 1 year warranty.
PRICES AND PAYMENT
1. Why does the Mellow Drive cost more than other electric skateboards?
The Mellow Drive is a high quality product that’s developed, tested and produced in Germany. All the components come from here and are not cheaply produced in Asia or elsewhere in the world. The entire Mellow Drive is produced using automotive standards in terms of proofing against environmental influences as well as vibration, shocks and temperature. The single frame is made out of aluminium, not plastic! Our custom Mellow electronics are developed and produced by one of the leading electronics manufacturers in Germany. They produce electronics for aerospace applications and the automotive industry and have the highest standards and certifications. The in-wheel motors are produced at the same standards and they are going to blow your mind when it comes to performance, durability and riding pleasure. And the decks we will offer for the complete setups also stand for high quality and sustainability at the same time.
2. Why do I have to pay now, if shipping only starts in Feburary 2017?
The payments that come in during the pre-order phase are a strong sign for our partners and potential Investors that Mellow is a product that people really want. And a full payment of course shows a much bigger commitment than just an order that you placed without paying for it.
3. Can I lose my money, if I pay now and Mellow Boards goes bankrupt or something?
No. You have absolutely no financial risk. Your money will be stored on a separate escrow account where it stays untouched until shipping starts. So in case you want to cancel your order during the pre-order phase or Mellow goes bankrupt you will get your money back right away.
4. Can I cancel my order?
During the pre-order phase you can cancel your order anytime.
5. Can I testride Mellow before I buy it?
We are offering a lot of testrides to get as many people on board as possible. We do announce the next dates via our social media channels. And even though we try, please understand that we can’t come to everyone since the development of Mellow is still our priority #1 until we hit the market.
6. What is the price in my currency?
We are still working on implementing an automatic price conversion to our pre-order shop. Until then please use a currency converter. (e.g.http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/)
7. Do I still have to pay VAT if I order outside of Germany?
No. Once you select your shipping country during the order/payment process the VAT will be substracted from the total price.
8. What if I have problems to complete my order?
That’s a worst case scenario! But please, don’t just give up. Drop us a message at email@example.com. In 99,9% of the cases it’s not your fault, but some technical bullshit, that we will fix right away.
9. Can I get a Mellow Drive for free if I promote it on YouTube, etc.?
Since we get this question quite often, we have to really select whom we supply with a Mellow Drive for free. The deciding factor is the audience you have to offer in exchange. But if you want to write a review about the Mellow Drive, feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to hook up with you for a day or two to give you the chance to fully experience what the Endless Ride is all about.
1. When will you start shipping?
Our Kickstarter supporters will be the first to get their Mellow Drives in February 2017. Order now and get your Mellow Drive by March 2017.
2. To which countries are you shipping?
We are shipping worldwide.
3. What about customs?
Customs are already included in your shipping costs. Which means you pay a little extra, but you get your Mellow Drive delivered right up to your doorstep without any hassle.
1. What size wheels and trucks do you use for the Mellow Drive?
We use 79mm 80a wheels and the truck is a standard 180mm longboard truck.
2. Are you also going to offer different wheels?
Yes, in the future we will stock up our online shop with a variety of wheels in different sizes, duro and shapes.
3. How quick do the wheels wear off and how can I replace them?
This definitely depends on how you ride your board, but should last a few years with normal use. Mellow Wheels are very robust, but if you slide a lot with your board they will of course wear out more quickly. To replace them just unscrew the nut from the axle with a regular skateboard tool, slide off the used wheel, slide the new one back on, tighten the nut – done.
4. Can I also get a matching front truck and wheels with my Mellow Drive?
Yes, we also offer a single front truck with wheels in the same color and shape as the one on the Mellow Drive.
5. Can I get a second remote to use my 4×4 setup on two separate boards?
Yes. Via the Mellow App you can pair and split the two Mellow Drives as you like. This feature will be the first firmware update in spring 2017.
6. Can I get a second remote to use my 4x4 setup on two separate boards?
Yes. Via the Mellow App you can pair and split the two Mellow Drives as you like. This feature will be activated in the first firmware update in spring 2017.
7. Can I add more accessories to my order during the pre-order phase?
Yes you can. Just send us an email to email@example.com with the details of your first order before you order again and we will send you a voucher to safe you the extra shipping costs. We will then add all items to your Mellow Box.
VOICES FROM THE STREETS
Mellow has tech and components that other boards just don't.
You absolutely nailed the concept, this is the first electric board that gets all details right!
This is actually the closest to the gliding feeling of a surfboard or a snowboard I have ever experienced on a skateboard.
Please choose your preferred charger!